Oakblade palette knives and hand engraved artworks by Ray Hyder
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
The Blue Topaz Flower Ring
As an artist and a craftsman I am always seeking to challenge myself , and push the boundaries of what I can achieve . This ring was no exception . From the onset of the project , and throughout the fabrication process I knew that would not be able to complete the engraving with my existing tools . Taking my experience gained from making steel trade mark stamps for colleagues . And further experimentation , I was able to develop a micro graver setup . Essentially chisels the size of fine sewing needles , combined with 60x magnification under the microscope - and a great deal of excitement , the ring was soon thereafter complete . The Blue Topaz Flower ring , a benchmark in the progression of my art.
Semi-Bezel Ring in:
14 K Rose , Green , White , & Yellow Gold ,
Size : 6